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MYSTICAL ROSE

A traditional title given to Mary, and an invocation in the Litany of Loreto. As the rose is considered the queen of flowers, so Mary in invoked as Queen of All Saints. As described by sacred writers, she is the "mystical rose without thorn," the "rose of paradise," and the "rose bringing salvation to all who call upon her."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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